Nutella Fudge with Pistachios and Sea Salt

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Nutella Fudge with Pistachios and Sea Salt – the combination of sweet from the nutella and the saltiness from the sea salt and the pistachios, well it truly is a marriage made in heaven.


I have a confession to make…

I have probably had fudge once or twice in my life, and I was never a big fan of it. I found it overly sweet and it felt like I was eating sugar. Until now! If you’re a regular reader of mine, well you know how much I adore nutella, and I’ll try all sort of recipes with nutella, including fudge. But I wanted to take this fudge to a new level and added my own spin on it by adding my favorite kind of nuts, pistachios.

So let me tell you, the combination of sweet from the nutella and the condensed milk and the saltiness from the sea salt and the pistachios, well it truly is a marriage made in heaven. This nutella fudge does not taste like you’re eating sugar, well simply because there is no sugar in it, so it’s nice and smooth.

To my surprise, this fudge was unbelievably simple to make, it literally took me 5 minutes to make it. You probably spend more time prepping the baking pan than you do making the fudge. So in a few minutes, you can make yourself this incredible dessert. I think it’s ideal for a party, because you can cut it in small bite size pieces and people will just love you, thinking you spent hours on this creation.

The reason I made this fudge is my husband, he has such a sweet tooth for chocolate, he’s unbelievable. He kept telling me of this chocolate they make in Romania which they call “home chocolate” and how it’s not as hard as real chocolate but softer and sweeter. So I was wondering what the heck he was talking about and I decided to google it, yes google is my friend, and I found a recipe and I was like, hey that’s just fudge. And here I thought it was something special, however I learned something new, I learned that they make fudge in Romania, did not know that, I thought it was a Western thing. See you do learn something every day.

And that is the story of how I came to make this delicious fudge. I really do hope you give it a try, it is so good, now you can’t have to much of it because even though it has no sugar, it’s still sweet from the nutella and condensed milk, but having a small piece will take care of that sweet tooth. I swear, it’s true!

You’ll thank me, you’ll see.


5.0 from 2 reviews
Nutella Fudge with Pistachios and Sea Salt
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Serves: A lot of fudge
  • 1 can (10 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz of unsweetened chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nutella
  • ¾ cup pistachios, whole
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  1. Prepare an 8 x 8 inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper, leaving a 2 inch overlap on the sides, so you can easily pull out the fudge.
  2. In a stainless steel bowl, add the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, vanilla, nutella and the ½ tsp salt.
  3. Fill a pot with water half way and bring it to a boil. Place the stainless steel bowl over the pot and stir continuously in the bowl until the chocolate is melted, it took me about 5 minutes.
  4. Now you need to move quickly because the chocolate will harden. Add the pistachios to the bowl and mix them in quickly. Pour the chocolate over the parchment paper and level it out so that the top is nice and even. Sprinkle with the sea salt.
  5. Refrigerate the fudge until it's set, it will set fairly quickly, about 2 hours.
  6. Cut the fudge in the preferred size, with a knife that has been run under hot water and dried off.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: As much as you can eat!


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  1. Jyl says

    PS: I think I’ll try turning this into homemade ice-cream! When I get around to it I will definitely let you know the results.

    • says

      Oh that’s sounds wonderful. I just bought an ice cream maker attachment for my mixer and I can’t wait to get it to start making ice cream! Super excited, can you tell?

  2. Jyl says

    Ohhhhh yum! I made this a couple of months ago and it was delicious! In fact, my mom came for a visit. She eats very pure (no processed stuff or gluten) due to health issues and she was sneaking this fudge every night! I was concerned she’d have a reaction but to our surprise it was fine. When Mother’s Day rolled around I sent this very nice, thoughtful EXPENSIVE gift and she called to thank me and said. “I thought you’d send more fudge!”

    Well I am sending her a new batch but wanted to clarify something that I wasn’t sure of last time. Do you use roasted salted pistachios or unsalted? I have tons of salted so wondering if I use them should I omit the salt from the recipe or the sea salt on top? The saltiness is part of what makes this so great but don’t want to overdo it and can’t remember what I did last time!

    • says

      What a great story. The pistachios I used were unsalted, but you’re right it’s the saltiness that makes this fudge so great. If you were to use salted pistachios, I would put a bit less on top, you don’t want to over do it. I’m so glad you reminded me of this recipe, we used to make it a lot and then we just stopped. I think it’s time to make this again, it’s one of my husband’s favorite too and whenever I make it I want to give some away to friends and family and he never lets me!

  3. says

    This work fantastically, I had no problems with it at all and i used just dark cooking chocolate. it set really nicely and made lovely looking squares with clean edges, thanks! crediting you on my blog for this great find!

  4. Jen says

    I also wasn’t able to find the unsweetened chocolate chips, I substituted unsweetened chocolate baking squares which I’m afraid take longer to melt, the liquid did seem to separate. However I went through with it and put it in the fridge to set. Do you think it will still be a success? Thank you!

  5. Cecile Zimmer says

    OK, I did use a double boiler. I’m going to try again. You state one can of sweetened condensed milk ,10 oz, but all the cans i find are 14 oz. Do I use one can or 10 oz ?
    Also, can’t find unsweetened choc. chips, only unsweetened baking choc that i chopped up. Is that OK or are the unsweetened choc. chips different ?
    Your fudge looks soo good, hope I can make it as good as yours !


    • says

      That’s funny, I only find 10 oz of sweetened condensed milk here. I would still only use the 10 oz though, because I’m thinking it might be too soft otherwise. As far as the chocolate chips go, I have made it before with sweetened chocolate chips and the consistency is the same but the fudge will a bit sweeter but just as good. Good luck. :)

  6. Cecile Zimmer says

    I love Nutella so thought i would give this fudge a try. I don’t know what i did wrong but the whole thing didn’t come together despite stiring continously, the liquid separated and the chocolate mix became grainy, not smooth. Help !!!

    • says

      Hi Cecile,
      Sorry to hear that. The first thing that comes to my mind is that you heated the chocolate and all the other ingredients too long and it started separating. You only need to heat it until the chocolate melts, and make sure you use a double boiler.

  7. September says

    How wonderful! We share favorites in pistachios & nutella!! I can’t wait to try it!
    Long Live Nutella! Cheers!

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